Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

The History and Discovery of the World's Richest Shipwreck

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9781555847968

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

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“Titanic meets Tom Clancy technology” in this national-bestselling account of the SS Central America’s wreckage and discovery (People). September 1875. With nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, the side-wheel steamer SS Central America encountered a violent storm and sank two hundred miles off the Carolina coast. More than four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of gold were lost. It was a tragedy lost in legend for more than a century—until a brilliant young engineer named Tommy Thompson set out to find the wreck. Driven by scientific curiosity and resentful of the term “treasure hunt,” Thompson searched the deep-ocean floor using historical accounts, cutting-edge sonar technology, and an underwater robot of his own design. Navigating greedy investors, impatient crewmembers, and a competing salvage team, Thompson finally located the wreck in 1989 and sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, and journals. A great American adventure story, Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is also a fascinating account of the science, technology, and engineering that opened Earth’s final frontier, providing “white-knuckle reading, as exciting as anything . . . in The Perfect Storm” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). “A complex, bittersweet history of two centuries of American entrepreneurship, linked by the mad quest for gold.” —Entertainment Weekly “A ripping true tale of danger and discovery at sea.” —The Washington Post “What a yarn! . . . If you sign on for the cruise, go in knowing that you’re going to miss meals and a lot of sleep.” —Newsweek

Das Goldschiff

die größte Schatzsuche des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Gary Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492232562

Category:

Page: 585

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics

The Money That Made Mexico and the United States

Author: Tatiana Seijas,Jake Frederick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265213

Category: History

Page: 196

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Spanish Dollars and Sister Republics traces the linked history of the new nations of Mexico and the United States from the 1770s to the 1860s. Tatiana Seijas and Jake Frederick highlight the common challenges facing both countries in their early decades of independence by exploring the creation of coin money. The remarkable story begins when both countries chose the Spanish piece of eight (silver coin) as their monetary standard. The authors examine how each nation instituted its own currency, designed coins to represent its national ideals, and then spent decades trying to establish the legitimacy of its money. Readers learn about the creation and circulation of money through the stories of a banker in Philadelphia, a Mexican general in Texas, a surveyor in Sonora, and others. The focus on individuals provides an engaging window into the economic history of Mexico and the United States. Seijas and Frederick show how the creation of U.S. dollars and Mexican pesos paralleled these countries’ efforts to establish enduring political and economic systems, illustrating why these nations closed the nineteenth century on very different historical trajectories.

Cases and Text on Property

Author: Susan F. French,Gerald Korngold

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 154380960X

Category: Law

Page: 942

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This completely revised and streamlined Seventh Edition of Cases and Text on Property by Susan Fletcher French and Gerald Korngold is smart, compact, and thoughtful. The carefully selected and edited cases and problems give students what they need to learn about Property law in the 21st Century. In addition to ample coverage of traditional Property subjects, the text includes substantial coverage of intellectual property, modern servitudes law, common interest communities, and constitutional limits on governmental power to acquire and regulate property. New to the Seventh Edition: A reorganization of Chapter 4 (Property Rights in Creative Works) to begin with copyright, with notes on the Google and TVEyes cases, and an important new case on patent exhaustion, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc. Important new cases Marbar, Inc. v. Katz; Craig Wrecking Co. v. S.G. Loewendick & Sons, Inc.; Vallely Investments, L.P. v. Bancamerica Commercial Corp; Sparks v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.; and Coons v. Carstensen A new subsection in Chapter 13 (The Takings Clause) that highlights coverage of the public trust doctrine with two new Supreme Court cases, Murr v. Wisconsin and Horne v. Dep’t of Agriculture The authors have continued to revise and streamline the casebook without adding additional pages to this new edition. Professors and students will benefit from: Traditional cases-and-notes pedagogy with integrated problems Introductory chapters that put contemporary property law in historical context A casebook renowned for its absorbing text and teachable cases that many users have stayed with for the entire span of their careers A casebook well-suited for a 4-unit Property course, but also with sufficient material that it can readily be adapted for a 5- or 6-unit course Teaching materials include: A comprehensive Teacher’s Manual with brief suggestions for teaching every case, answers to questions asked in the notes, and maps and diagrams to explain difficult cases and problems

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,Arny, Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States Imprints

Page: N.A

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Der Untergang der Batavia

sie landeten im Paradies, doch ein einzelner Mann machte ihnen das Leben zur Hölle

Author: Mike Dash

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153510

Category: Batavia (Ship)

Page: 446

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International Documentary

The Newsletter of the International Documentary Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Documentary films

Page: N.A

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Goldfinder

Author: Keith Jessop,Neil Hanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471045462

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 2827

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The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."-Clive Cussler Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found-$100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian gold, the ship had been sought by many, but never found. Through unyielding determination, extraordinary physical prowess, and keen intelligence, Keith Jessop risks all to reach his final destination, and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222894

Category: English imprints

Page: 2500

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Terror

Roman

Author: Dan Simmons

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364111361X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 7541

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Das große historische Epos – ein einzigartiger Roman England im Jahr 1845: Unter dem Kommando von Sir John Franklin brechen die modernsten Schiffe ihrer Zeit – die „Terror“ und die „Erebus“ – auf, um die legendäre Nord-West-Passage zu finden: den Weg durch das ewige Eis der Arktis in den Pazifik. 130 Männer nehmen an der Expedition teil. Keiner von ihnen wird je zurückkehren. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. Mit „Terror“ lässt Bestsellerautor Dan Simmons eine der geheimnisumwobensten Entdeckerfahrten der Menschheitsgeschichte lebendig werden: John Franklins Suche nach der Nord-West-Passage. Warum ist diese Expedition gescheitert? Wie konnten 130 Männer und zwei Schiffe verschwinden, ohne irgendwelche Spuren zu hinterlassen? Welchem Schrecken, welchem Terror sind sie im ewigen Eis begegnet? Aus diesen bis heute ungeklärten Fragen formt Dan Simmons eine atemberaubend spannende Geschichte, einen Roman, der Sie auf eines der größten Abenteuer mitnimmt, das es je gegeben hat ...

Riptide

Author: Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426557185

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7748

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Ragged Island vor der Küste des US-Staates Maine ist ein unheimlicher Ort: Seit der englische Pirat Edward Ockham hier vor drei Jahrhunderten einen sagenhaften Schatz vergraben hat, scheitern alle Versuche, der Beute habhaft zu werden - das Gold ist in einem mit Meerwasser gefluteten Schacht jedem Zugriff entzogen, und mysteriöse Unglückfälle fordern das Leben unschuldiger Neugieriger wie professioneller Schatzsucher. Selbst die im Laufe der Zeit immer raffinierter werdenden technischen Hilfsmittel versagen regelmäßig, denn der Baumeister, der Ockhams Schatzkammer baute, war eine grausames Genie. Erst als die geheimen Aufzeichnungen des Baumeisters entdeckt werden, scheint der Schatz in greifbare Nähe zu rücken. Während Computerspezialisten beginnen, den uralten Schriftcode zu knacken, rückt die Bergungsgesellschaft Thalassa auf die Insel aus, um den Schatz zu heben. Mit dabei ist Malin Hatch, der die Insel von seinem Vater geerbt hat und dort als kleiner Junge bei einem tragischen Unfall seinen Bruder verlor. Die mit modernstem High-Tech-Gerät ausgerüstete Expedition von Ingenieuren und Historikern beginnt unter der Führung des charismatischen Kapitän Neidelmann, der Insel ihr düsteres Geheimnis zu entreißen. Schritt für Schritt kommen die Wissenschaftler und Techniker ihrem Ziel näher - doch dann beginnt Ockhams Schatzgrube zurückzuschlagen... Riptide von Douglas Preston • Lincoln Child: Spannung pur im eBook!